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India Readies to Showcase Yoga to the World

This Sunday, India will organize yoga sessions in 192 countries after the United Nations agreed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s suggestion to observe June 21 as International Yoga Day. The government wants to project yoga as India’s gift to the world, but controversies have dogged the mega event as some Muslim groups decry it as an effort to promote a Hindu nationalist agenda. Embracing yoga When Arun Pandala began conducting three yoga classes a week in 2004 in the business hub...

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